Hernia umbilical

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Hernia umbilical

La hernia umbilical es una protrusión del peritoneo y líquido, omento, o de una parte de uno o varios órganos abdominales que sobresalen a través del anillo umbilical. El anillo umbilical es el tejido muscular y fibroso que se encuentra alrededor del ombligo. Las hernias pequeñas casi siempre se cierran espontáneamente sin tratamiento entre el primer y segundo año de vida. Éstas generalmente son indoloras y son frecuentes en los niños menores de un año.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/02/2011
  • Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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